Easter 2020

Currently our school is shut for most of our children, however we are continuing to support our key worker parents by caring for their children when they need to attend work.  This is due to the government advice and nationwide response to the current Coronavirus pandemic.  

Work is being emailed to families weekly and we are keeping in touch by phone calls.  An email has been sent home to help remind you of how to keep your children safe on the internet, please also see our internet safety newsletters (available on this website).  If you have any concerns please email the office and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 

If you require the schools to support you as you are a key worker, please email the office or myself immediately.  Do not ring the schools and leave a message as the answer phones are not being checked daily.   

We are missing our children and families greatly and are appreciating the communications that we are having with you all.  Stay safe, keep washing your hands and we will see you all soon.

Mrs Board

Autumn 2019

A big welcome back to our old and new families this term.  The summer break seems a long time ago and the children have been so busy in school already.  As always, we have high expectations for our children with regards to behaviour and their learning over the year and they are already meeting the mark- what a fabulous effort everyone!

The Autumn term is a busy one with Harvest festival, shoe box appeals, Halloween and not to mention the thing that happens in December.  Please write all key dates (emailed home at the beginning of term) on your calendars at home and refer to the fortnightly newsletter for any changes or further information about any events held in school.

Thank you for your continued support with homework, uniform and helping to further your child/ren’s education and life skills.

Mrs Board

Hilltop 2019 so far!

Wow, what an incredibly busy first half of Hilltop we’ve had…

Climbing, fires, air jump, bikes, food, sleeping, big zipper, agility, teamwork, problem solving, season performances…. The list is endless!

 

Here are some good ones from a few cameras (more to follow):

Year 5 and 6 Presentation of learning – What’s the magic of rivers?

To present our learning this term, we banked on visitors flowing into the classroom to see a wide range of work:

  • Monet art
  • river vocabulary
  • life cycles
  • Imovie making
  • Amazonian base 6 maths

After tide-ying and a rocky start,  the children used their mouths to describe and engage our visitors in conversations, and taught them all we knew by drip-feeding information. The confluence (confidence…) was very impressive!

The adults even made their own River creature movies with their own voice overs – all taught by the children. You can stream it below (actually, download, but that’s not a river pun.)

Water way to demonstrate their ex-sail-ent learning!

learning presentation – make a river movie!

 

 

 

 

 

Hiking and Adventure club – Forestry work!

For our final H&A club this Autumn term, we went to seek out a pair of christmas trees; one for Hevingham and one for Marsham. We did some quick measuring, needing a tree approximately ‘Miss Greenfield’ tall, and another ‘Mr Gibbons and a half’ tall too. We then bundled our chosen beauties back into the minibus, and took them to their homes!

Competition Winners – Year 5 and 6!

As part of the UEA research Park’s work into antibiotic resistance, Year 5 and 6 have made a film which explores how ABX work, and how they should be used safely!

We entered the film into a county wide competition, and we WON!

As well as the prestige of being film making champions, we also have won a free, all expenses paid trip to the science museum in LONDON!!!!!

 

Have a watch of the film, I’m sure you’ll see the skill in which the children acted and brought the bacteria and microbes to life!

Well done to Mile Cross Primary too, who created another spectacular film and will be visiting the museum too.

Our Y5/6 P.o.L – We ARE SATs ready!

On the 22nd of March, many eager adults joined us to hear how our preparation for SATs testing has been going.

The children were ofcourse fantastic; our visitors mentioned that they were:

  • chatty and knowledgable
  • personable and confident
  • well prepared and pleasant!

Well done, you confident bunch!